Acronyms And Abbreviations

NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,221
edited May 2004 in New Player Forum
so you know what your team is typing
Thanx for the all the input, i'll edit this post and add more as appropriate. great jokes, btw guys. but only adding the informational ones biggrin.gif
This is to help out all you newbies when comm or gorge or whoever is yelling a series of acronyms at you and you have NO idea what they are talking about.

Decided not to add the confusion of different map room names, that could make this list even MORE monstrous than it is.

MARINES
AA Advanced armoury. Needed to get HMGs + GLs, as well as build a protolab. (SuddenFear)
AL arms lab
CC command chair (if you are playing eclipse, sometimes ppl use this to refer to COMPUTER CORE hive)
COM\COMM commander (SoulSkorpion) (Hypergrip)
farm turret farm see tfarm
GL SPAM for 2.0 servers this is the exploit that means constant grenades.(Necrosis)
GL grenade launcher
HA Heavy Armored Marine (Fieari), or the Heavy Armour itself ("Comm i need HA/HMG stat!")
heavy/heavies referring to rines outfitted with HA
HMG heavy machine gun
IP infantry portal
JP jetpack
JPer jetpacker
LA Light armour.(Necrosis)
LMG light machine gun (default gun)
meds, mp, med med pack(killswitch1968)
MS - Marine Spawn(Okabore)
MT motion tracking ("Are we going to get motion tracking comm?"
obs observatory
para parasited
PG phase gate
ping Use of an obs on something. Used by marines to look for nasties or let siege shoot things - if you are alien it generally means incoming to wherever was pinged.(Necrosis)
proto prototype lab
rines marines, humans
shottie/sg shotgun (obvious, i know)
tfac/tf turret factory
tfarm turret farm, a tfac with LOTS of turrets, say 5+ or so.
train Heavy Train, a group of HA/hmg/gl/sg
turrs/t's/t turrets
wp waypoint

"here" the single most overused as well as USELESS word for a grunt to tell the comm
"humping the armory" loading up on full ammo (wastes time, you usually die before using it all, etc)
*guy in HA jumping up and down/blinking flashlight on and off* WELD ME QUICK!!!(Typhon)
*guy with welder out, welding the air, coming towards you* WELD MEEE!




KHARAA
BB Bile bomb. Dig the F4ing marines. biggrin.gif (SuddenFear)
cara carapace(Okabore)
DT/DC defense chambers/towers
hoarder generally in reference to keeping all your res in order to go Onos.(Necrosis)
movement movement towers. Common use: "Gorge get more movement"(Okabore)
MT/MC movement chambers/towers
mvmt movement towers
OT/OC offensive chambers/towers
regen regeneration(Okabore)
RP resource points ("gorge, how many RP left until 2nd hive?")
sens/ST/SC/ sensory chambers/towers
ungorge evolve to something else BESIDES gorge, please (a bit outdated, articfact from 1.04)
wall or lame WoL
WoL Wall of Lame. A wall of OCs and DCs designed to block the enemy from getting past.(SoulSkorpion)
*alien biting you while you are gorge* HEAL ME!!!



GENERAL Natural Selection Terms
exploiters People who use bugs in the mod to their advantage(Okabore)
Rambo To go off on one's own and try to take on aliens by themselves cuz they were a n00b (Untitled)
res abbrev. for resources.(SoulSkorpion)
RFK resources for kills.(Necrosis)
RR ready room
RT/RN resource tower/node (usually used interchangeble, where you "cap an RN with an RT", sometimes ppl say "hey, free RT in elevator access!")
spawn generally refers to the initial starting location, not just the place where you respawn. this is therefore the marine start, or the initial hive(SoulSkorpion)



GENERAL GAMING TERMS
AFAIK as far as i know
AFK either away from keyboard or...A free kill (Untitled)
BL bad luck(SoulSkorpion)
BRT be right there
FFS for farks (the polite term) sake
GG good game
GH good half (in a scrim, 2 halves make a match)
GL good luck (Nomble)
GT good try
GK good kill (Necrosis)
GJ good job (Coyote399)
GT good try
HF have fun (Nomble)
Llamer One whose sole purpose is to ruin the game (i.e waste all res on medpacks and recycles everything) (Untitled)
n1 nice one, referring to any action done that was impressive, say, Xenoing 5 marines, or shotgunning a fade.
newbie someone new to the game.(SoulSkorpion)
n00b 1 someone new to the game who refuses to learn, doesn't listen or read the manual, doesn't have a clue how to play and either doesn't give a damn or thinks he does know. 2: someone who's not very good at the game.(SoulSkorpion)
NS nice shot
NT nice try
OMW on my way, player1:'i need help attacking the CC!!'; player2: 'omw!'
PCW practice clan war , european expression for scrim
rawr uhm, just an expression. denotes playful malice, AFAIK
WD well done (SoulSkorpion)


feel free to add some more or correct me where i'm wonky.

Oh, and you ppl who have already submitted and have your entry edited into this first post, could you delete your post(or remove all the text)? that'd make this thread easier
to comb through.
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  • FrothybeverageFrothybeverage Members Join Date: 2003-02-15 Member: 13593Posts: 848
    nub - CS for newb
    user posted image
  • Cadet_OrcwipeCadet_Orcwipe Members Join Date: 2003-02-13 Member: 13508Posts: 40
    Only an addition... ^_^

    u suk I'm a whiny **** who needs a beating.
    "Great news, Cadet! You've been selected for the orcball team!"

    "That's great sir! When do I start?"

    "Immediately, son. You're the ball."
  • FooshieFooshie Members Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 2820Posts: 175
    gg ______ <--insert (bug/ the weapon a skilled player is using/ jp/anything that makes you mad) - NS for *WHINE*
  • HEAD_d_bHEAD_d_b Members Join Date: 2003-02-01 Member: 12967Posts: 62
    GO THROUGH THE INFANTRY PORTAL BEFORE WE LOSE OUR HIVE YOU STUPID *** --- u better take the phase the as fast as possiable 50 ammo will be enough
  • Cereal_KillRCereal_KillR Members Join Date: 2002-10-31 Member: 1837Posts: 4,943 Advanced user
    wtf : I just got owned
    cheater: I suck compared to him

    biggrin.gif


    these are my personal ones:

    Robocops: HA+HMGs (Heavy Armor + Heavy Machine Gun)
    Tanks: GL+HAs (Grenade Launcher + Heavy Armor)

    Well I havent really made any for Jetpacks, I just call them jets no matter their weapon tounge.gif


    these are the rest:

    Vanilla: No HA/JP lmger
    Fatty: gorge
    wol: Wall of Lame (too infamous)


    hmm I think I summed it up basically...
    -signed-
  • FireStormFireStorm Members Join Date: 2002-11-06 Member: 7390Posts: 1,975
    rambo: lone wolf

    jetbo: A marine with a jetpack and perhaps HMG/Welder going to a hive.
  • FieariFieari Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-10-22 Member: 1566Posts: 872
    You forgot to add that HA = Heavy Armored Marine. That's important.
    float o=0.075,h=1.5,T,r,O,l,I;int _,L=80,s=3200;main(){for(;s%L||
    (h-=o,T= -2),s;4 -(r=O*O)<(l=I*I)|++_==L&&write(1,(--s%L?_<L?--_
    %6:6:7)+"123456 \n",1)&&(O=I=l=_=r=0,T+=o/2))O=I*2*O+h,I=l+T-r;} user posted image
  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,221
    DOH! you're right! can't believe i forgot WOL and HA. altho i tend to use HA as in Heavy Armour. and rines suited up in HA and GL/HMG as heavies.

    oh

    ping - means to use the observatory to scan something. in order to find cloaked aliens (not used for this purpose much) or to find out if a hive is built or built up.
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  • ZERGZERG Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-02-04 Member: 13132Posts: 1,086
    You forgot this one:

    inc - incoming, as in "inc to base", "inc to eclipse" used when enemy troops are making their way to X.
    Thank you NS Team for my new addiction. I play 24/7!
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  • SalamanSalaman Members Join Date: 2002-11-23 Member: 9711Posts: 268
    SG -Sentry gun turret.gif
    though most call them turrets, or maybe turrents tounge.gif, but I call them SGs, carry over from TFC I suppose.
    Just tell your teammates you couldn't build the hive, because you were getting high...they'll understand.
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    Formerly known as Rage against the Pepsi machine
  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,221
    damn, where's that conc nade when you need it!!

    biggrin.gif

    aahhh. dustbowl, how i loved thee!!
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  • FieariFieari Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-10-22 Member: 1566Posts: 872
    Niteowl, you can edit your own post to add the important things you forgot...
    float o=0.075,h=1.5,T,r,O,l,I;int _,L=80,s=3200;main(){for(;s%L||
    (h-=o,T= -2),s;4 -(r=O*O)<(l=I*I)|++_==L&&write(1,(--s%L?_<L?--_
    %6:6:7)+"123456 \n",1)&&(O=I=l=_=r=0,T+=o/2))O=I*2*O+h,I=l+T-r;} user posted image
  • SirusSirus Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation Join Date: 2002-11-13 Member: 8466Posts: 4,804
    Turrent...*Sirus tries to look inconspicous*


    Pwned = Owned, just a little adaptation that makes us all so 1337

    1337 = Elite, or Computer/Internet Jargon for the super internet savvy peeps.
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  • eagleceaglec Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-11-25 Member: 9948Posts: 1,410
    QUOTE (Rage against the Pepsi machine @ Feb 18 2003, 10:23 PM)
    SG -Sentry gun turret.gif
    though most call them turrets, or maybe turrents tounge.gif, but I call them SGs, carry over from TFC I suppose.

    Can I suggest we dont use SG = Sentry Gun, I haven't seen it used but the servers I play use SC a lot. SC or sc = Seige Cannon.
    As SC and SG can look similar I suggest we (as in anyone whe reads this thread) use T for turret and SC for Seige Cannon.

    As in:-
    "need T" = "Commander, I/we would be most grateful if could you see your way clear to spending a few resources on some extra turrets to guard this location."
    or
    "SC here" = "Commander, I believe that placing a Seige Cannon in this area is a tactically wise move."

    If the Commander drops the wrong one you waste 20 res. That can cost you the game. wink.gif
    EagleC
  • HypergripHypergrip Suspect GermanyMembers, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-11-23 Member: 9689Posts: 930
    "need HMG in base" = I'm a total newbie to NS, but own in CS, so i really really really need a big fat gun, no matter if the game is running for about half a minute or we have 3 resources.

    "com u suxx" = I was whining about an HMG but the com did not give it to me"

    (btw: did anyone mention "com(m)" = commander before ? *g*)

    "wallhack !!!" = A marine just shot me down from the ceiling, although I was hanging in a dark corner. I don't know what Motion Tracking is, because there's no such thing in CS"

    "dbl res" = 'double resource' -> and area with two resource nodes close to each other (for example "atmospheric processing" in ns_bast or "holoroom" in ns_hera").
    zombie.gif
  • Coyote399Coyote399 Members Join Date: 2002-12-11 Member: 10627Posts: 78
    ns is more commonly natural selection, not nice shot

    gj=good job
    400*75 pixels max. No exceptions.
  • SoulSkorpionSoulSkorpion Members Join Date: 2002-04-12 Member: 423Posts: 4,417 Advanced user
    Here are a few more:

    bl: bad luck
    wd:well done
    com\comm: commander
    WoL: Wall of Lame. A wall of OCs and DCs designed to block the enemy from getting past.

    spawn: generally refers to the initial starting location, not just the place where you respawn. this is therefore the marine start, or the initial hive
    main: either Maintenence hive (see below) or synonymous with "spawn"
    res: abbrev. for resources.
    temp. gorging: going gorge only briefly (temporarily), usually to drop a res tower.

    Map locations:
    CC\Compcore: Computer Core hive, on ns_eclipse
    eclipse: Eclipse Command on ns_eclipse (the whole facility is called Eclipse, but it is commonly used to refer to the hive)
    reception\Hera: Hera Entrance and Reception on ns_hera (as with "eclipse", the whole base is called Hera.)
    main\maint: Maintenence hive, on ns_eclipse
    Red Room (sometimes rr): the small room accessible by vents near Great Viaduct, on ns_nothing. So called because of the red vent-lighting. This location can only be accessed by Lerks, Skulks or Jetpacks. It is within siege range of Viaduct hive, so it's of incredible tactical importance (whoever controls redroom controls viaduct, basically).
    via: Great Viaduct hive on ns_nothing
    gen: Generator hive on ns_caged
    psilo: Power Silo hive on ns_caged
    cargo: Cargo Bay hive on ns_caged
    vent: often used to refer to Ventilation hive on ns_caged. Depends on the context, eg "I need a gorge at vent" means ventilation hive, but "watch the vent" means ventilation duct.
    processing: a spot just outside Data Core hive on ns_hera which is within siege range of both Data Core and Ventilation hives.
    port: Port Engine Hive on ns_nancy
    noname: The unnamed hive on ns_nancy

    By the way, the term "SG" to refer to "Sentry Gun" comes from Team Fortress Classic. I don't call turrets SGs becuse SGs make mincemeat out of anything that crosses their line of fire, unlike NS turrets. Oh, and if anyone's curious I wrote a guide to TFC slang a long time ago under an old name (and what a crappy name it was, too wink.gif) which has lots of terms common to all HL mods.
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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,221
    QUOTE (Sirus @ Feb 18 2003, 05:56 PM)
    Turrent...*Sirus tries to look inconspicous*



    heheheh.
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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,221
    QUOTE (Coyote399 @ Feb 18 2003, 07:25 PM)
    ns is more commonly natural selection, not nice shot

    yes, when talking to buds. as in are you going to play ns tonight?

    but like most language, it's context sensitive. i get whacked as alerk in mid air with a pistol, i say "ns", when i spawn in, or just as i die.
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  • OkaboreOkabore Members Join Date: 2002-11-21 Member: 9505Posts: 222 Fully active user
    Some more locations
    MS - Marine Spawn
    atmo - Atmospheric Proscessing on the map ns_bast. Got a double res
    feed - Feedwater on ns_bast

    Kharaa terms
    cara - carapace
    regen - renegeration
    movement - movement towers. Common use: "Gorge get more movement"

    General
    Exploiters - People who use bugs in the mod to their advantage

    Might be an idéa to webb this thread and update the first post with all the sensible non agressive terms ie not "nub", "u suk", "wtf" and "exploiters" smile.gif
  • ZennZenn Members Join Date: 2003-02-01 Member: 12970Posts: 246
    QUOTE (Niteowl @ Feb 18 2003, 01:26 PM)
    *alien biting you while you are gorge* HEAL ME!!!

    HAHA, yup, this is a good one to put in, lol.
  • ChargeCharge Members Join Date: 2003-02-05 Member: 13144Posts: 904
    sticky? wink.gif
    aka Fatality_
  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,221
    uhm? that'd be real nice if one of the moderators webbed this smile.gif super neat!
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  • SoulSkorpionSoulSkorpion Members Join Date: 2002-04-12 Member: 423Posts: 4,417 Advanced user
  • StoneburgStoneburg Members Join Date: 2002-11-11 Member: 8174Posts: 1,171
    PHASE!!!@111!;! - One of our tactically important re-loaction devices or the base it is located at is under attack, please use the nearest phasegate to get there as soon as convenient, oh, and don't bother getting ammo since time is of the essence.
  • CEldinCEldin Members Join Date: 2002-09-16 Member: 1323Posts: 650
    QUOTE (Niteowl @ Feb 18 2003, 06:26 PM)
    feel free to add some mroe or correct  me where i'm wonky.

    heh heh you said wonky
    stankattack, bunnay + azrael
  • Mr_EdMr_Ed Members Join Date: 2002-11-04 Member: 6867Posts: 25
    grunt - your basic marine with lmg
    meatpopsicle - what i call grunts after i run across them armoury humping and make them a quick snack
  • ThePhilipsThePhilips Members Join Date: 2002-09-09 Member: 1302Posts: 453 Advanced user
    You forgot

    hf = have fun
    gl = goodluck

    People usally say gl hf in the beginning of the round of clanmatches
  • doctorskizodoctorskizo Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-07-31 Member: 1035Posts: 177
    i refer to anybody with a jp as rocketeers
  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,221
    yeah, individual preferences vary. i'm trying to compile the most often used abbrv and acronyms.

    when i am alien, i refer to JPers as:

    "WTF!! OMG!!! they got jp in HIVE!!1 needhe lp!!! ned HELP!!!! gogogogogo!"
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